Psychiatrist - Outpatient

Location: Lawrence, MA
Job ID: 175707-1A
Date Posted: Apr 20, 2022
Category: Physician

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Provides direct outpatient psychiatric services through comprehensive evaluation (in urgent care and outpatient setting), diagnosis, treatment planning, counseling, and psychopharmacological treatment of assigned patients. Works as member of an interdisciplinary team for the management of complex psychiatric patients in a community mental health clinic setting.

Basic responsibilities. Provides psychiatric evaluations, ongoing psychiatric assessments and treatments, and counseling to assigned patients. Analyzes patient data and test or examination findings in the diagnosis of mental disorders of assigned patients. As a physician within the medical staff has duties within a multidisciplinary team based client care which includes, but is not limited to: team clinical rounds, critical patient risk review, teaching of clinical interns/medical students/psychiatric residents, and participates in quality improvement initiatives. Position has a hybrid schedule of in-person and telecommute duties. · Data acquisition/coordination of treatment. Gathers and maintains patient information and records, including social, medical, and substance use history obtained from patients, relatives and significant others, and other sources. Also collaborates with physicians, psychotherapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, or other professionals to obtain client history and to discuss treatment plans and progress. · Treatments. Develops individualized care plans involving evidence-based psychotherapeutic and/or medication treatments to assigned clients, when indicated. Monitors patient responses to these treatments (including adverse effects for medications) and makes necessary adjustments or recommendations. Focuses on and screens for patient safety and harm-reduction with each patient meeting and with all forms of treatment. · Documentation. Completes and submits billing sheets and progress notes within seven (7 days of providing service. Completes progress notes and other documentation within 24 hours.

Supervision. Participates in periodic supervision by the Medical Director and integrates recommendations and other feedback into clinical work performance. · Adherence to regulations. Adheres to HIPAA and other pertinent regulations and laws mandated by federal and state agencies, including the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and Department of Mental Health, and by Lahey Health Behavioral Services and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Physician positions should describe the type and level of supervision exercised over specific job titles. As a physician within the medical staff has duties within a multidisciplinary team based client care which includes, but is not limited to: team clinical rounds, critical patient risk review, teaching of clinical interns and psychiatric residents, and participates in quality improvement initiatives. May provide ongoing, periodic supervision to psychiatric nurse practitioners, as directed by the Medical Director. Provides physician coverage for Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS,) Emergency Services, and/or Addictions no more than 6 weekends and one holiday per year; participates in vacation coverage during normal business hours. Coverage is typically managed via telephone, rare in-person coverage may be required at times. Alternative or weekend schedule options are available for onsite medical coverage. Please send CV and Cover letter to: [email protected]